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More photos of front of home--mostly hidden. How to add curb appeal??

  • July 28 2011 - US
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    Profile picture for wetdawgs
    Deer proof plants are out there, I'd offer a long list but suspect my climate and yours are quite different.  Here's a good start.
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    All so far REALLY great ideas--thanks to you all! I think we can do most of what is suggested ( my husband hates skylights so I think the eyebrow window that mimics the top center window might be something we could do instead to add light and appeal. And flowering plants would be beautful---hope we can find something that the deer won't eat! Trimming out the trees will help, too. And car can be put in the garage.
    Thanks again!
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    If you look at the roof over the entry way, you can see the shadows of those those tall trees. I would suggest cutting or trimming those parts down to bring in more sun. 

    Now with more sun, the roof is still blocking light to the entry way.  What I would do next, if possible, is install 2-3 skylights in that roof and that should brighten up the entry way.
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    I would consider painting the shutters a different color to create a little more definition. You might also consider planting some flowering foliage in front of the green bushline like azaleas and/or a varigated plant of some type like this one here to add interest and brightness under the trees. 

    You might also consider adding some simple crown trim to the posts of the portico/carport and adding a fascia board with a gentle curve like on this here bungalow porch to soften the line and add interest. Trimming out the two visible post tops with painted molding might also make that piece of the house look more intergrated and less like an after thought.

    A more expensive option would be to install an eyebrow pop up similar in shape to your fan window in the upper story on the long roof of the overhang like this here, but they are expensive and I think that landscaping and a trim fascia would be as good or better.
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    Here are some curb appeal tips from Zillow.  I hope this helps.
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    Without knowing the surroundings, it's difficult to give a good answer.  Is this on a private drive or was this photo taken from the street?

    I would trim the bushes and move the car so the photos show the front door.  You need to take the photo at a different time or on a cloudy day so the tree shadows are not so harsh.  You could try to fill in the shadow area with flash, but it would take equipment you may not have.  You can also try a close up of the porch area and a separate photo that gets the whole house.

    Looks like a nice home, you just need to show it better.
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    I would see about trying to do something with the roof over the front door area to open up the front porch area, that might help to brighten up the front more. 
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